Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Consultant Psychiatrist - Albion Place, Maidstone and Highlands House

Maidstone, Kent
06 Jul 2017
23 Jul 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Want to make a difference to the lives of 1.7 million people?
KMPT is proud to present our innovative approach to Psychiatric services

It’s an exciting time to join us: we have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC
for Caring and ‘Good’ overall and there is currently increased focus on mental health nationally.

Outstanding and ambitious

We provide mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services as well as other specialist services to 1.7 million people across Kent and Medway.

Why join us?

  • We offer support for special interests
  • We have a highly commended research team and encourage our staff and patients to become involved in research
  • We encourage staff development and have an internal  leadership and mentoring programme
  • We have teaching opportunities available with links to UK Universities and an international medical school.

 Nurturing medical leadership  

We promote and encourage medical leadership and our new structure provides the opportunity for every consultant to take on a leadership role in service delivery and governance.

We believe in the importance of the medical voice in mental health and have
developed a service delivery model where the consultant leads a smaller service unit allowing for leadership and active involvement in service designs and development.

We nurture the potential in each and every person in our teams and consider
their personal development as a priority in our service delivery – making you
an integral member of our family.
We offer all newly appointed consultants mentoring to support their
development as leaders.

Trust benefits

Staff enjoy a range of benefits including generous annual leave, a cycle to work scheme and support around health and wellbeing. We offer free body and mind MOTs which support the physical and mental health of all staff.

Location, Location, Location

As the ‘Garden of England,’ Kent is one of the best places to live and work in the UK with a rich history and excellent connections to London and Europe. Kent offers fantastic lifestyle opportunities, whether you want a weekend break in Paris, activities in Kent’s beautiful countryside or lazy picnic in our beautiful harbour towns.

The county has many areas of outstanding natural beauty and the rolling hills
around Kent are perfect for pub lunches and nature walks. We have exceptional country pubs, beautiful countryside, great schools and much more!

Thinking of relocating?

In addition to the £8k relocation expenses to support you in making the
move to a new career and home, we offer up to a further £15K towards
attracting the most talented staff, in many posts, subject to conditions.

Change lives in Maidstone

Kent’s county town lies at the heart of the Garden of England. Here orchards
and hop gardens surround villages and must-see heritage sights. Indulge in
retail therapy at Fremlin Walk shopping centre or take in a show at the Hazlitt
Arts Centre. The trust’s headquarters are also based in the town.

We are looking for an energetic consultant to join and develop a newly
formed medical team based within the West Kent academic hub where
most CPD takes place. You will have access to good links for unique aspects
of care to develop specialist interests in areas such as forensic, inpatient
and addiction services. You will also have the opportunity to become the
research lead for our services with Lead Consultant support.

For informal discussions please contact Peter Knynenburg, Consultant Psychiatrist - South West Kent Community Mental Health Team. Medical Lead for West Kent Community Services, Tel - 01892 709211, Mobile - 07795 291302, or Dr Rosarii Harte, Deputy Medical Director on 01622 724133,

Successful applicants must have MRCP or equivalent and be on, or within 6 months entry to the Specialist Register and be fully registered with the GMC. All of the posts above are 10 PAs plus 0.5 PA and 3% Category A availability supplement for on-call. Part time or job-share applications are welcome.

For further information and  to apply, please to or click the apply button.

Closing date for application: Sunday, 23 July 2017. Interviews will be held on: Thursday, 10 August 2017.

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